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    Outlook Distribution Lists

    Is there an easy way to copy a Distribution List from a coworker? I've been asked to update one of my lists which has well over 30 names, making it an easy target for me to mess up. I remember that (many years ago) cc:Mail created small files which my coworkers and I could share to ensure that our lists were all up to date. But I have never found such a feature in Outlook.

    I tried to Reply To All from one of these emails and then copy the addresses from that new message. But Paste into what?

    Must I really manually recreate a list when a corrected and verified one already exists in someone else's Outlook?

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    Is your list a Group? Groups can be forwarded to other users who have Outlook and they can be opened and saved by the person who receives them.

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    No, the list of names is plucked from the Address Book and is saved in a Distribution List. Of course the worst part of modifying an existing list is checking-off a list from one email against another.

    I see "Add New Group", but have never used it. Sounds like you're suggesting that I (we) create should create Groups instead of Distribution Lists so that we can share our Groups.

    Is there a downside to using Groups instead of Distribution Lists? Whats the difference between Distribution Lists and Groups?

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    There's no difference. They were Distribution Lists until 2007 but Groups in 2010: Create and edit a Contact Group (formerly distribution lists)

    See Add a Contact Group received from someone further down that same page.

    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2012-03-02 at 16:03.

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